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- Get your game notes: Red Wings at Bruins (NBC Sports):
Catch the game tonight on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m.
- Caps’ defensemen rally around Calle Johansson (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic):
A little more than a week ago Capitals assistant coach Calle Johansson was asked about a defensive corps that, under his direction, finished 11th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL in goals allowed . Theyve got to know what theyre doing, and if they dont its probably my fault and Oatesys fault, the coaches fault, Johansson said, referring to a staff headed by Adam Oates. I love Calle, Caps defenseman Jack Hillen said. Actually, the list of defensemen who defended Johansson was long
- Varlamov, Avalanche ready for postseason return (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic):
With the Stanley Cup Playoffs underway, CSNWashington.com is previewing each of the eight first round matchups. For the first time in four years, former Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov will start in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Colorado Avalanche open their first round series Thursday against the Minnesota Wild. The Avalanche, who began the season with a League-best 14-2-0 record and closed out the campaign with an 8-3-3 mark over the final 14 games, went on to win a franchise-best 52
- Mason out for Game 1; Murray on MacLean; another NHL concussion lawsuit (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy):
Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey
- Belov bolts Edmonton, signs in KHL (NBC Sports):
Spent one season with the Oilers, now off to SKA St.
- Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery (The Associated Press):
NHL draft lottery losers last year, the Florida Panthers had their number come up this year. The Panthers bucked the odds Tuesday by jumping up a spot and earned the right to the top pick in June. Florida, which finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place Sabres, who had the best odds of winning the lottery held in Toronto. We’ve very excited,” said Travis Viola, Panthers president of hockey
- After NHL draft lottery, Caps still at No. 13 (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic):
So much for the Capitals defying the draft lottery
- Who is Travis Viola and why was he the Florida Panthers’ NHL draft rep? (Puck Daddy):
Seated at the table in the TSN studios were the usual suspects for the NHL Draft Lottery. Brian Burke, repping the Calgary Flames, seated between Scott Howson of the Edmonton Oilers and Trent Klatt of the New York Islanders. At the end was Tim Murray of the Buffalo Sabres, in all his Dwight Schrute-ness.
But among the front office wonks, crusty GMs and ex-players was a new face, with a familiar name: Travis Viola.
It’s the question most of Canada was asking, making him a trending
- Panthers win NHL draft lottery (The SportsXchange):
The Florida Panthers, who finished with the second-worst record in the NHL this season, won the league’s draft lottery
- Florida Panthers win 2014 NHL Draft lottery, leaping over Buffalo (Puck Daddy):
The Buffalo Sabres had a 25 percent chance of taking the top spot in the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery, which would have been a nice consolation prize after a terrible, imploding season.
Alas, they got more sand kicked in their face – Floridian sand.
The Florida Panthers, with an 18.8 percent chance of getting the top pick, won the NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night.
Last season the Panthers had the best odds and fell to No. 2 overall, taking forward Aleksander Barkov.
“We’re looking to
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